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List of all events in Germany organised by the Goethe-Institut

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List of all global events organised by the Goethe-Institut.

Current Events

Projects by the Goethe-Institut on the occasion of Germany's EU Council Presidency Illustration (detail): Tobias Schrank

Our projects during the German EU Council Presidency

Germany will take on the European Council Presidency from 1 July to 31 December. During this period, the Goethe-Institut will be organising projects throughout Europe: in an artistic and discursive way, we will work with our partners to strengthen the common European public sphere, promote digital civil society and promote ecological cultural change.

Goethe Medaille © Photo: Goethe-Institut/Loredana La Rocca

Goethe Medal

Every year the Goethe-Institut honours foreign figures who have performed outstanding service for the German language and international cultural dialogue. 

Past Events

Louder, ever louder? Deutsch-Israelische Literaturtage 2019 © Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

German-Israeli Literature Festival 2019

The challenge we are facing from right-wing populists has long since become a worldwide phenomenon – even in Germany and Israel the voices of populists are growing louder and louder. How did this happen? And what is being done about it? "Louder, ever Louder" is the motto of the German-Israeli Literature Festival on September 4th  and 8th, 2019 in Berlin.

Kultursymposium Weimar Moodimage © Jörg Gläscher

Kultursymposium Weimar 2019

How can we ensure we don’t lose perspective in an increasingly complex world? The Goethe-Institut is organizing an International Cultural Symposium in Weimar from 19th to 21st June 2019 under the title "Recalculating the Route".

Startklar Conference © Goethe-Institut

Conference Startklar?!

What will education and professional development be like in the future? How will digital networking and technical progress influence our learning processes and the methods we use to teach foreign languages? What challenges and openings might arise in this context? Put simply, how can we develop future-proof opportunities for teaching and learning languages, and what do they need to offer?

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Competing Narratives

At the public conference approximately 200 participants will discuss the “contest of narratives” (Frank Gadinger) in the context of human rights, freedom of speech and expression, sexual orientation, flight and migration.

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Damaskus im Exil

The Goethe-Institut Damascus, established in 1955, was one of the first institutes worldwide. It closed in 2012 due to the security situation. Many people were forced to leave the country and are now in exile in Europe. To send a clear signal, the Goethe-Institut created a symbolic place for cultural encounters in Berlin, the Goethe-Institut Damascus | In Exile.